Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Green asked a British journalist to ‘go back to her country’ after being asked about the legality of the Second Amendment and the fear of school children going to class.
outspoken RepublicanThe 48-year-old became verbally aggressive towards a British journalist at a press conference on Wednesday after a female reporter pointed out that there is no “mass shooting” in the UK nor the Second Amendment.
Greene had just turned away from the microphone when reporters rebuked her statement, leaving the audience headed to the journalists’ gallery with a curt statement about how it is ‘our job to defend the Second Amendment’.
“We don’t have guns in the UK, that’s true, but we don’t have mass shootings either,” said the anonymous journalist. ‘And our children are not afraid to go to school.’
Controversial politician shot out loud: ‘You have to get a massive stabbing, lady. You have all kinds of killings and you have laws against it.
The journalist replied: ‘Don’t like the rates here.’
Greene shrugged off the statement, replying inexplicably: ‘Okay, you can go back to your country and worry about your guns.’
Marjorie Taylor Green, 48, became verbally aggressive towards a British journalist at a press conference on Wednesday after the female reporter pointed out that there is no ‘mass shooting’ in the UK nor the Second Amendment.
An outspoken Republican asked the anonymous journalist to “go back to his country” after reports emerged that Britain did not have as many mass shootings as the US. Green replied: ‘You have a massive stabbing, lady. You have all kinds of murder and you have laws against it.
Georgia Peach proudly displayed the clip on her Twitter page on Wednesday evening, writing: ‘When the British press wants to debate about our God-given American gun rights, my answer is: ‘Go back to your country.’
Green’s press conference on Tuesday comes a day after the Senate agreed a bipartisan gun control bill that would strengthen background checks for young gun buyers and penalties for gun traffickers.
The bill would also prohibit romantic partners convicted of domestic abuse, who are not married to their victims, from receiving firearms.
Despite 14 Republicans joining 48 Democrats and two independents on the bill the day before, Green told a British journalist: ‘We have our choice. [guns] Here.’
The Second Amendment has been a hot button topic in America for decades, as well as gun control. Recently, the topics have risen to the fore in the country after several mass shootings, including at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 students and two teachers.
Green also named several Republicans he said had failed the GOP, including Mitch McConnell (left) and Mitt Romney (right). ‘I don’t mind naming him, because people across our country are angry at him,’ he claimed bluntly
According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been a total of 66 mass shootings since the May 24 tragedy – which defines a mass shooting as four or more injured or killed.
Lawmakers have been prompted to come to a conclusion on the increasingly pressing issue as children claim to be afraid to return to school and teachers are once again tasked with the complex task of reforming classrooms to protect youth.
The bill provides $750 million to 19 states that have ‘red flag laws’ making it easier to temporarily take firearms from dangerous people, and with violence prevention programs in other states.
States with ‘red flag’ laws that receive money will have to put in place legal processes for the gun owner to fight the removal of firearms.
The bill would distribute money to states and communities to improve school safety and mental health initiatives.
14 Republicans MTG Says The GOP Failed To Support Strict Gun Laws
- Roy Blunt (MO)
- Richard Burr (NC)
- Shelley Moore Capito (WV)
- Bill Cassidy (LA)
- Susan Collins (ME)
- John Cornyn (TX)
- Joni Ernst (IA)
- Lindsey Graham (TX)
- Mitch McConnell (KY)
- Lisa Murkowski (AK)
- Jones Portman (OH)
- Mitt Romney (UT)
- Thom Tillis (NC)
- Todd Young (IN)
Senate bargainers reached agreement on Tuesday, with a final route likely by the end of the week.
Although Republicans blocked tougher sanctions demanded by Democrats, the agreement marks an election-year success on an issue that pits the GOP’s staunch gun-owning and rural voters against Democrats’ urban-focused firearms supporters. does.
The 80-page bill was released nine days after lawmakers agreed a framework for the plan and 29 years after Congress last banned large firearms.
Green later claimed in the press conference that ‘the Senate Gun Bill is a complete failure.’
He also boldly listed politicians he said had failed the Republican Party, including Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney, because they voted in favor of gun control.
She also said that when 79-year-old President Joe Biden was a senator, he made his school a “gun-free zone” and said he left American students like ducks. [or] Target for anyone who wants to kill them.’
She said that her now ‘friends’ – Republicans who voted in favor of stricter gun laws – no longer support “Republican voters.”
He bluntly said, ‘I don’t mind naming him, because people across our country are angry at him.’
‘We have to change our Republican Party and this is where it needs to be, because if we don’t start protecting the freedoms and rights of Americans, and put Americans first, our voters don’t want to put us in charge.’
Although 65 percent of voters have expressed support for gun reform since the Uvalde shooting, A. According to morning consultation/Political survey, conducted in May. Of those who voted, 44 percent of Republicans, 66 percent of independents and 86 percent of Democrats supported the change.
The Senate on Tuesday introduced a bipartisan gun reform bill, on which 14 Republicans joined Democrats. There were renewed calls for gun reform after 19 children and two teachers died in Uvalde, Texas, after a mass shooter entered the school and killed them (Pictured: One of the Uvalde funerals)
Salvador Ramos (pictured), 18, recently bought an AR-15 to use in a shoot where a relative of his had attended. After the shooting, 65 percent of polled voters said they support run reform – 44 percent of Republicans agreed.